Have the sins of the mother come upon the daughter?Jasmine Larson Bush is finally living a drama-free life. She’s left her lying, cheating, stealing stripper days behind and is standing by her husband’s side as the first lady of one of the largest churches in New York City. The Bushes have been blessed with the best of everything—including two lovely children.But just when Jasmine has committed her life completely to God, her daughter Jacqueline is kidnapped from a mall the day after Thanksgiving. The police and the church community join in the frantic search to find the four-year-old. As the days pass without any sign of her daughter, Jasmine begins to crack under the strain and turns to Brian Lewis, Jacqueline’s biological father, for solace.Has Jasmine’s past finally caught up to her? Will her daughter be found or will Jasmine pay the ultimate price? Read more about S2S B2B: Sins of the Mother
Lifelong friends Coco, Nita, and Tia have spent years looking for love in the arms of flashy pro athletes, hoping to land a baller but ending up with a stream of failed relationships. The beautiful and demure Coco has endured years of physical abuse from her boyfriend, Sonny, while Tia, a single mother, has dated her fair share of cheaters and yearns for a stable companion who will be a father figure to her son. And feisty, seductive Nita is tired of being the million-dollar mistress and wants to settle down—ifshe can find someone worth coming home to.
Changing the Game . . .
Now that the women are approaching thirty, they’re finding it harder than ever to compete with the pro groupies. Determined to change the game and find some worthwhile men, Tia hatches an outrageous plan. Soon the trio is "holy rolling," masquerading as God-fearing churchgoers at a local conference for young ministers in the hopes of snagging a prominent pastor. But will their big gamble pay off? Men of the cloth are still just men, after all. As the three friends meet their potential life partners, they will have to decide how far they want to take their holy rollers scheme—each risking heartbreak while taking a chance on finding a reliable, responsible man to love and cherish, flaws and all. Read more about S2S B2B: Holy Rollers
Samson Taylor has just been installed as assistant pastor at a thriving North Carolina church. He's a man of God—and most definitely no saint. Handsome and charismatic, Samson is controlled by his lust for beautiful women, a weakness that stirs up trouble, heartache, betrayal, and damaging rumors—and soon costs him his marriage, his best friendship, and even his new job. Samson loves God and tries harder than ever to keep his temptations in check. Then he meets Delinda. . . .
Beautiful, irresistibly sexy, and married to a famous NBA star, Delinda has Samson head-over-heels in love . . . in a dangerous affair that leads to a physical confrontation with Delinda's husband.
Now, the disgraced pastor begins a journey he could never have anticipated, where his heart is now his guide—not a heart of lust, but of new wisdom and a new kind of seeing. God will forgive Samson's past—but will Samson himself be able to let go of bitterness and regret, and find a new light in his life?
Inspired by the Biblical tale of Samson and Delilah, Jacquelin Thomas powerfully portrays a modern-day pastor's dance with earthly desires . . . and the faith that made him whole. Read more about S2S B2B: Samson
The infamous Reverend Curtis Black's sordid past is no secret, as his wife, Charlotte, is well aware. But when Curtis' longtime mistress and mother of his illegitimate two-year-old dies, he and Charlotte have no choice but to raise Curtina together. Soon, Charlotte's resentment of the child affects her marriage. Read more about S2S B2B: Love, Honor, and Betray
At thirty-six, third-grade teacher Maya is ready to get married and have children, and she’s been waiting an astonishing thirteen years for her live-in boyfriend, Kenneth, to finally propose. She’s prayed for the moment and believes their anniversary will be it—until she gets dumped instead. Devastated and desperate to get back in the game, she prays for a new man, then starts dating gym teacher Lloyd Bradford. She tries to make herself believe she’s in a good thing with Lloyd, but the longer they stay together, the more it looks like this is one dangerous dude. As she tries to break free, she takes solace in the Lord, fully trusting that He will finally restore peace in her life—even if what He provides isn’t quite what she wanted. Read more about S2S B2B: Be Careful What You Pray For
The heartbreaking portrait of a large, rural southern family’s attempt to grapple with their mother’s desperate decision to make her newborn son into the daughter she will never have. When the seventh child of the Peace family, named Perfect, turns eight, her mother Emma Jean tells her bewildered daughter, “You was born a boy. I made you a girl. But that ain’t what you was supposed to be. So, from now on, you gon’ be a boy. It’ll be a little strange at first, but you’ll get used to it, and this’ll be over after while.” From this point forward, his life becomes a bizarre kaleidosco. Read more about S2S B2B: Perfect Peace
In partnership with the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library and in support of the 2011 Community Wide Read, Family & MWR Library on Redstone Arsenal is having an Open House on April 5, 2011, from 10 am-6 pm. The Library will also feature Homer Hickam's memoir October Sky/Rocket Boys, giving away copies of October Sky/Rocket Boys and related books for children. Refreshments will be served. For more details, call the Library at 256-876-4741.
Phenix City, Alabama, from its founding during the Civil War, has been the dirty, not-so-little secret of the South. It is a riverside no-man's land, a place where a blind eye has historically been turned to vice of every sort, including prostitution, gambling, and even murder. Atkins shows us Phenix City in its 1950s hey-day, where a battle is building between a handful of decent citizens and the underworld willing to do anything to maintain their control. Atkins draws from the worlds of pulp and Faulkner, using characters from the town's true history to tell a story of the best and worst of morality, and the ambiguity in between.